Symptoms & Signs
The following symptoms are often associated with thrombophlebitis:
- Inflammation (swelling) in the part of the body affected
- Pain in the part of the body affected
- Skin redness (not always present)
- Warmth and tenderness over the vein
Diagnosis & Tests
The health care provider can usually diagnose the condition based on how the affected area looks. You may need to have your pulse, blood pressure, temperature, skin condition, and circulation frequently checked to make sure you don’t have complications.
If the cause cannot be easily identified, one or more of the following tests may be done:
- Blood coagulation studies
- Doppler ultrasound
Pictures & ImagesDeep venous thrombosis, iliofemoral
Thrombophlebitis: Overview, Causes
Thrombophlebitis: Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Review Date : 5/4/2008
Reviewed By : Linda Vorvick, MD, Seattle Site Coordinator, Lecturer, Pathophysiology, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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